The Lurker's Guide to Audiokarma

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ozmoid, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. ozmoid

    ozmoid Lunatic Member

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    Community noun: A group of people having specific interests in common.
    lurk verb: To wait in hiding.

    So, you've been "lurking" a while at AK. I hope you've found some good information, maybe some guidance about your gear, or just some new ideas about audio. We invite you to stop waiting—take the plunge and become a member!

    Not sure about joining?

    "I don't have anything to contribute."
    We have a lot of skilled, well-informed members. It's actually one of the reasons many people come here - to pick their brains. And it's easy to feel intimidated by that. There are other ways you can contribute; Beyond being a "knowledge base", AK needs members who are enthusiastic about audio, who have different interests in equipment and brands, and who can bring new ideas and experiences to the forum.

    "I'm afraid no one will like me."
    This is one of the friendliest, most congenial groups on the WWW. You'll find people with similar interests working together to promote the hobby - even if you prefer "Brand X" over "Brand Y". The great diversity here opens up a lot of opportunities to find like-minded people. Not everybody collects plastic dollar-store speakers ;) - but if anybody does, you'll likely find them here.

    "The rules will be hard for me to follow."
    Actually, the rules are pretty simple. You can find the long version here, but in a nutshell:
    All audio, NO attitude.
    That means no discussions about politics or religion, and respect other's opinions - and their right to post them.

    There's really not a lot more to it than that, we just expect our members to treat each other with civility.

    "I have other interests I like to talk about, not just audio all the time."
    There are forums here for almost anything non-audio you can come up with - cars, cooking, sports... and a "General Off-topic" section for stuff that just won't go anywhere else. And trust me on this - the "Off-topic" forum sees a lot of traffic!

    "I'm more interested in the music than the stuff you play it on."
    No problem, you'll find like-minded people populating our Music Forum.

    By becoming a member, you can contribute your own unique personality to the pool of members here, and that's important. You'll have opportunities to get to know other like-minded members in your area, and maybe even meet them. Every year, there is an AK Fest where we get together to celebrate our hobby and share music, gear, and the good times those things add to our lives. Many members also sponsor smaller gatherings for local members at various times throughout the year.

    Members also have the opportunity to become Subscribers. Several private forums and other special privileges come along with your Subscription. You'll find information on how to become a Subscriber here.

    So what are you waiting for? Go Sign Up already! Your first post as a member is just a few clicks away...
     
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  2. onepixel

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    oh, oh....now I have to be nice to the frog.

    Congratulations Mr. Ozmoid, you will make one fine moderator!

    Cheers,
    Carl
     
  3. Duffinator

    Duffinator Spin The Black Circle

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    Grumpy, excellent choice for the new moderator.

    Froginator, congratulations. :thmbsp:

    Lurkers, this is the best audio forum on the web, come on in and join us.
     
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  4. Holst

    Holst Addicted Member

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    Replace "will" with "do". Nice job!

    JJ
     
  5. merrylander

    merrylander AK Member Subscriber

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    Indeed, great job. What he says is true, and if you want to pick my brains you had better hurry before I pick-le them in gin martinis.
     
  6. fdrennen

    fdrennen Organist in Residence

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    Do you like olives or those little onions? :beerchug:
     
  7. wajobu

    wajobu Boing Boom Tschak Subscriber

    Congratulations to the Frog-Mod...um...Mod-Frog!!

    With a nod to BC and Johnny Hart:

    The Frog is a Mod!!
     
  8. jbrainey

    jbrainey It's only inches on the reel-to-reel Subscriber

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    Before I came here I couldn't even spell Oddiofile...Now I ARE one. :dunno::stupid:
     
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  9. merrylander

    merrylander AK Member Subscriber

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    Definitely olives
     
  10. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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    Congrats Todd! Couldn't happen to a nicer Frog! :D :thmbsp:

    Scott
     
  11. Scorpion8

    Scorpion8 Addicted Member

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    Nice sticky. Well put, ozmoid.
     
  12. BroonsBane

    BroonsBane raisn em up waxin em down

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    Congrats Oz! Let's make this "lurkers out of the closet day" here at AK :)
     
  13. 6thumbs

    6thumbs AK Member

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    Congrats Ozmoid ,, although I,m not new to the forum I along with the new members would like info on how to post pics of our Equipment and any other nifty stuff you can show us,, thanks
     
  14. Strawman

    Strawman Moderator

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    Congratulations Todd. Very well written and 100% correct. :thmbsp:
     
  15. Urizen

    Urizen Lunatic Member

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    They couldn't have made a better choice.

    But remember, old friend....

    It ain't easy being green.:smoke:

    Congrats, Oz!
     
  16. skippy_ps

    skippy_ps AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very nice, Todd. :thmbsp:

    Murray
     
  17. ponderbear

    ponderbear waltzing with sin

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    nicely put ozmoid, i couldn't agree more with all you say. becoming a member is well worth it, and subscribing definitely has its perks. and, uh, some interesting aspects as well...
     
  18. roadie1

    roadie1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well...well...said. You just confirmed for me why I like it here so much. We all owe you a standing ovation:yes:............R1
     
  19. Sluggo

    Sluggo Super Member

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    Who can resist that kind of a Welcome...........
    I feel like registering A-new all over again myself~
    Thank you Todd!
     
  20. pbda

    pbda Super Member

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    Well stated, Todd! :thmbsp:
     
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